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Old 02-13-2014, 02:42 PM   #12841
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Bilbo, Kumabjorn and Pdurrant, you're all correct. They're all songs that are under three minutes in length, which used to be the case for most popular songs played on the radio, or squashed onto those vinyl things we put on our record players.

Bilbo is also correct regarding "Stay": it's the shortest single ever to reach the top of the American charts, at 1 minute 50 seconds.

Good work by the three of you! I declare Bilbo the winner.
So what was the DJ link? Just that they were short to ensure radio play?

Really fun question Shayne, thanks.
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:11 PM   #12842
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Yes, that's it, Orlok. Times have changed!
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:46 AM   #12843
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Thanks for that one Shayne, interesting.

Every Friday a work colleague sends out a quiz which I will now post here. Looking at it, I apologise in advance for the UK bias in a few of these questions.


1, In which series of action films does the character of John McClane appear?

2, Which American singer has a backing band called `The E Street Band`?

3, Poseidon and Neptune were the Greek and Roman Gods of what?

4, What is 8,848 Metres high and grows approx. 4 mm each year?
5, What name is given to the fear of spiders?

6, Who played Inspector Morse on TV?

7, What type of animals are the cartoon characters Chip and Dale?

8, Which is the only planet in our Solar System that is not named after either a Greek or Roman God?

9, Who wrote the horror book `The Shining`?

10, In Greek mythology, what was Medusa`s hair made of?

11, In which British TV show is there a pub called the Woolpack?

12, With which British Rock group did Ozzy Osbourne make his name?

13, Who did Margaret Thatcher replace as leader of the Conservative party?

14, What is Frank Spencer`s wife`s name in the TV comedy show `Some Mothers Do Have `Em`?

15, Who wears `The Fisherman`s Ring`?

16, In what year was the first travellers cheque cashed?
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:53 AM   #12844
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2. Bruce Springsteen?
3. The Sea?
5. Arachnophobia?
7. Chipmunks?
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:05 AM   #12845
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:07 AM   #12846
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1. Die Hard, the best Christmas movie ever!
4. Mount Everest
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:08 AM   #12847
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:09 AM   #12848
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3 The Sea

4 Mount Everest

5 Arachnaphobia

6 John Thaw

7 Chipmunks

8 Earth

9 Stephen King

10 Snakes

11 Emmerdale

12 Ummm... Black Sabbath?

13 Edward Heath

14 Betty

16 (wild guess) 1875?
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:11 AM   #12849
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4, What is 8,848 Metres high and grows approx. 4 mm each year?

6, Who played Inspector Morse on TV?

11, In which British TV show is there a pub called the Woolpack?

13, Who did Margaret Thatcher replace as leader of the Conservative party?

14, What is Frank Spencer`s wife`s name in the TV comedy show `Some Mothers Do Have `Em`?
4. Mount Everest?

6. John Thawe

11. Emmerdale

13. Edward Heath?

14. Betty

EDIT: beaten to it...
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:23 AM   #12850
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2. Bruce Springsteen?
3. The Sea?
5. Arachnophobia?
7. Chipmunks?
All correct. 4 points

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1. Die Hard
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1. Die Hard, the best Christmas movie ever!
4. Mount Everest
8. Earth
9. Stephen King
10. Snakes
4, 8 and 9 correct. You were beaten to number 1. 3 points

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12. Black Sabbath
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3 The Sea

4 Mount Everest

5 Arachnaphobia

6 John Thaw

7 Chipmunks

8 Earth

9 Stephen King

10 Snakes

11 Emmerdale

12 Ummm... Black Sabbath?

13 Edward Heath

14 Betty

16 (wild guess) 1875?
6, 10, 11, 13 and 14 correct. Number 16 incorrect and beaten to all the others I'm afraid.

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4. Mount Everest?

6. John Thawe

11. Emmerdale

13. Edward Heath?

14. Betty

EDIT: beaten to it...
Yes you were, but they were all correct if that's any consolation.

So;

red_phoenix 4 points
pdurrant 6 points
HIMS 4 points

Just numbers 15 and 16 to get.

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Old 02-14-2014, 09:56 AM   #12852
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Correct.

red_phoenix 4 points
pdurrant 6 points
HIMS 5 points

HIMS can catch pdurrant with the last answer.

Just number 16 to go;

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In what year was the first travellers cheque cashed?
pdurrant guessed 1875, which was remarkably close to the date that Thomas Cook first issued Traveller's Cheques (1874). However, an organisation called the London Credit Exchange Company had issued them prior to that. I'll give people, say, 10 years either way for future guesses.
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(I was thinking of Thomas Cook. I'm glad to see I was so close.)

OK then, with those constraints, how about:
16: 1864
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(I was thinking of Thomas Cook. I'm glad to see I was so close.)

OK then, with those constraints, how about:
16: 1864
No. Earlier.
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